Saturday, July 9, 2011

What's Hangin?

Well that would be a collage above the credenza...that I am finally getting around to posting about. The wall is pretty big and basically the first thing you see when you walk into the room so I thought a collage of things would be a good choice.

We recently purchased several white frames from Ikea and I knew I would use those but I needed something else too. I came across this set of 3 matching mirrors that we have owned for several years. I used them in our first home almost five years ago but I never found the right place for them in this house...until now!

I started out by laying patterns in the floor with the mirrors and frames to get the right look and then started measuring. We measured and hung the mirrors first in a diagonal pattern and basically placed the frames around them.

The lovely orange paper is what I used as my faux frame placement. It's actually from a roll of plastic tablecloth material leftover from little guy's birthday party. And the plastic was full of static so most of the sheets I cut to use clung naturally to the wall. Although this particular one did need a little bit of tape.

I was actually one frame short and since the nearest Ikea is two hours away, I improvised. I found the empty white frame on clearance at Hobby Lobby for like $5. I bought a big key to go inside of it but it's too big :( So now I'm on the look out to find something to fill it. 

And since my office colors are grey, pink and yellow, I wanted the frames to showcase the colors as well. We had little guy's 18 month photo shoot back in May along with some family photos and we all wore yellow...perfect!

The super cute printable was a freebie from Aimee over at Sprik Space. Big thanks to her!

The two small frames up top are older pictures, one from little man at 3 months old and Big Mama up there is one of my maternity photos...about two weeks away from giving birth. What a belly!

One more full shot for ya.

Oh, please excuse the bottom left drawer that is cracked open. Little hands tend to try and get in my stuff so apparently it wasn't closed all the way back. 

But there you have it, my sweet little wall collage. I'm sure it will be tweaked and maybe a few more frames added but I'm loving it right now!

Linking up here!

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  1. YOu are ubber creative!!! Nice job's time that you got real with yourself and the the world know that it was really Blake who put this little number together!!!

    Love you guys!


  2. Looks great!! Love this! I am visiting from Someday Crafts and I am a new follower! My Delicately Constructed Friday Linky party starts tomorrow morning and I would LOVE if you would link this up!
    Hope that you have a great weekend and that I see you around soon!

  3. Love the pop of yellow!!! Beautiful pictures as well!!
    following you now

  4. This looks great! I'm about to start on a collage for our master bedroom, and I may have to steal the idea of the set of mirrors put in a diagonal line. It helps the craziness of a collage "make sense". I love that.

  5. That looks fabulous! What a great way to fill that wall and the combination of colors you have in that space are so fun and sophisticated. Thanks so much for sharing this at Inspiration Friday last weekend!

  6. LOVE how your collage wall turned out! I shared this on the Sprik Space FB wall today. :)

  7. It's just perfect! You did a wonderful job. :)

    (new follower here!)